Avoid These Five Photography Mistakes

Making mistakes is how we improve, but in this age of infinite online resources, you can learn to avoid potential photography landmines without having to experience them first. Check out this great video on how to avoid five common photography mistakes.

In his latest video, photographer and YouTuber Kaiman Wong discusses beginner photography mistakes in his typical informative and entertaining style. Whether you need to make sure your horizon is level, assuming you're not shooting a Dutch Angle, or ensure that you frame your subject just right, Wong's tips and pointers are great reference points for beginning photographers to keep in mind.

When I first started shooting landscapes and cityscapes, I noticed that too often, my images were soft when I reviewed them on my computer during post-production. After longer than I care to admit, I eventually realized that even though I was using a pretty sturdy tripod, I was introducing slight camera shake when pressing the shutter-release button on my camera. One purchase from B&H later and I was shooting tack-sharp images with my new remote shutter release.

What are some mistakes you made when you first got started in photography? Please share them in the comments below. 

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Aneesh Kothari is a Houston-based travel, landscape, and cityscape photographer. He enjoys reading Fstoppers.com, traveling with his family, and making lists of things he enjoys. He yearns to be a Civil War buff but has yet to finish the Ken Burns series.

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Not gonna waste 8 minutes of my life watching this. Just make a darned list, it will take me less than two minutes to read.